Sunday, July 3, 2011


  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Authentic Ginger Meggs Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage
  • ‘P’ Mintmark
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging

This great new release celebrates the 90th anniversary of the creation of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest running comic strip.

The comic strip was created by Jimmy Bancks and is named for its main character, Ginger Meggs. Ginger is represented as an independent, cheeky, twelve year old boy with a healthy disrespect for authority – characteristics that embody all the qualities of the quintessential Aussie larrikin.

Authentic Ginger Meggs Reverse Design

The coloured reverse depicts a representation of Ginger Meggs riding a kangaroo, his dog, Mike and his pet monkey, Tony. The design references the first Meggs cover of the 1924 Sunbeams Annual. Also incorporated in the design is the inscription, GINGER MEGGS 90th ANNIVERSARY which features the Ginger Meggs logo and the signatures of the cartoonists Bancks and Chatfield. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is included in the design.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date.

Limited Mintage

No more than 3,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

A specially designed numbered Certificate of Authenticity that features cartoons depicting the strip’s designers accompanies this wonderful release.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is presented in a prestigious timber desk-display case, which includes a replica iconic Megg’s design inserted inside the lid and themed shipper.